Answered By: Joe Bourneuf
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This collection, originally acquired in large part by Frederick Lewis Gay, is in Houghton Library.

A biographical sketch and description of the collection is found in:

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. April 1917.   

The collection  is not cataloged as such. Individual items may be found searching HOLLIS Classic by "Other call number": EB65 G798. For example:

EB65 G798A 646a3 Articles agreed upon the 6. of May 1646. by Capt. Gannock and Capt. Baylie...
EB65 G798A 647h Heads presented by the army to the Kings Most Excellent Majestie, on Saturday, June the 19. 1647
*EB65 G798A 648r2 The resolutions of the army, against the King, kingdome and city. Iuly 15. 1648. at 8 of the clocke

(As can be seen, the 3 digits refer to the year: 646=1646. The lower case letter following is the first word of the title.)

Also found in a different sequence under "Other call number": Gay

Gay 142.21 Clavis ad aperiendum carceris ostia
Gay 181.25 Digitus Dei, or Good newes from Holland
(Only known?) catalogue of this collection:  
Title : LinkList of civil war tracts : manuscript, 1915.
Location : Houghton MS Am 1533 Library Info
Provenance : Gift of Ernest Lewis Gay, 1916.
Description : 4 v. (287, 239, 238, 55 p.) ; 27 cm.
Summary : Bibliography of civil war tracts bound in pamphlet collections in the library of Frederick Lewis Gay. The titles concern religious, political, and national civil wars. Also contains a list of materials about or by John Lilburne in the Gay library (v. 4, pp. 39-55).
Notes : Written in an unidentified hand.
Written in blank notebooks purchased at Procter Brothers, Old Corner Bookstore, Gloucester, Mass.; bound in half maroon morocco with black cloth boards.
Cite as : MS Am 1533. Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Subject : LinkGay, Frederick Lewis, 1856-1916 -- Library.

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